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Abbey School – Savage Restructure

Posted: 3rd December 2013

Abbey School in Rotherham to be torn apart by savage restructure and redundancies – Demonstration to be held outside the Rotherham Council offices at Riverside House on Monday 9th December

The children of Abbey School will be the victims if a massive planned restructure takes place at the special school early next year.  It…

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Xercise 4 Less

Posted: 15th November 2013

Xercise4Less is a budget gym chain offering GMB Members the biggest and best facilities at the lowest membership price.  Contact Xercise4Less on 01709 912255

Xercise4Less Rotherham is located on Greasborough Street and is set to be the 14th Xercise4Less club to open its doors. The Rotherham gym will become our second branch in South Yorkshire,…

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Benefits Advice Day

Posted: 14th November 2013

The branch is holding an advice day where members and prospective members can find out what benefits they get from their GMB membership.

Also we will able to give expert advice offered by Branch Staff, Solicitors and Specialists who will also be in attendance throughout the day on the following areas

  • Welfare /…

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2014 Local Government Pay Claim

Posted: 8th November 2013

LOCAL GOVERNMENT PAY CLAIM

At a meeting with local government on the 5th November, GMB and the other trade unions submitted a document setting out the arguments in support of our claim for 2014 which is :–

“A minimum increase of £1 an hour on scale point 5 to achieve the Living Wage and the…

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Care Home Cuts

Posted: 4th September 2013

Proposed cuts at two council-run care homes in Rotherham will lead to an increase in accidents and a reduction in care.

Lord Hardy Court and Davies Court provide specialist residential care for elderly people with dementia.

The two 60-bed care homes could lose up to 70 workers as part of council plans to…

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RMBC Annual / Flexi Leave

Posted: 28th August 2013

This morning a confusing email was sent out to employees attempting to clarify annual leave and flexi arrangements.

The GMB immediately responded by stating:

‘The carry over of leave was a right incorporated into our agreements at the time that RMBC wished to introduce Christmas Closure, within that same agreement is incorporated also the right…

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Tax relief for business mileage

Posted: 16th July 2013

Tax relief for business mileage in your own vehicle

You may be able to get tax relief for business mileage if you use your own vehicle for work. It can be a car, van, motorcycle or cycle.

Just fill in the form P87 for each tax year and send it of to HMRC, it’s that…

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Appraisals for support staff

Posted: 16th July 2013

Dear Colleagues,

As you are aware, the government is implementing a system of performance related pay progression for teachers in England. This will mean teachers being subject to an annual performance review rather than ‘experience based’ incremental pay progression. Schools are likely to bring in new pay policies for teaching staff from September 2013.

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